Ilja Aizenberg


Ilja Aizenberg (PhD, MBA) joined the M Ventures team in 2022 as Principal, covering Frontier Tech and Sustainability areas with a focus on digital technologies. Prior to joining M Ventures Ilja co-founded and led a SaaS startup that is changing the way how custom IoT software stacks are developed. He gained his investment experience as investment manager at Evonik VC. Previously he worked at Evonik (Germany) driving the digital transformation of Evonik’s Procurement organization through various projects and internal product development involving enterprise applications of Machine Learning, distributed ledger technologies and quantum computing. Ilja studied Physics in Heidelberg (Germany) and Boston (US) and investigated charge transport in low-dimensional materials at BASF (Ludwigshafen) and Princeton (US) during his PhD in Electrical Engineering. He continued his academic work at the Weizmann Institute (Israel) in bioelectronics. Ilja holds two patents and has published in peer-reviewed journals.